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Torrens (other)
Torrens may refer to: Places[edit] In South Australia[edit]Electoral district of Torrens, a State electoral district Lake Torrens, a salt lake north of Adelaide River Torrens, which runs through the heart of Adelaide Torrens Island, northwest of the Adelaide city centre Torrens Island
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Electoral District Of Torrens
Torrens is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. Located along the River Torrens, it is named after Robert Torrens, a 19th-century Premier of South Australia, and also the founder of the "Torrens title" land registration system. Torrens is an 18.8 km² suburban electorate in Adelaide's north-east
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Torrens Knight
Torrens Knight (born 4 August 1969) is a Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
loyalist, who belonged to the North Antrim and Londonderry Brigade of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).[1] In 1993 he took part in the Greysteel massacre (in which eight civilians were shot dead) and the Castlerock killings (in which three civilians and a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) member were killed). After being convicted—along with three others—for the killings, he served seven years in the Maze Prison before his release in 2000 under the terms of the Belfast Agreement.Contents1 Early life 2 Paramilitary activity 3 Allegations of being an informant 4 Alleged membership of Apprentice Boys 5 2009 conviction 6 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Knight spent his formative years living at his grandmother's farmhouse in the rural area of Aghadowey
Aghadowey
after the split of his parent's marriage
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Torrens Title
Torrens title
Torrens title
is a land registration and land transfer system, in which a state creates and maintains a register of land holdings, which serves as the conclusive evidence (termed "indefeasibility") of title of the person recorded on the register as the proprietor (owner), and of all other interests recorded on the register. The interests that are not guaranteed are called “paramount interests”. Ownership of land is transferred by registration of a transfer of title, instead of by the use of deeds. The Registrar would provide a Certificate of Title to the new proprietor, which is merely a copy of the related folio of the register. The main benefit of the system is to enhance certainty of title to land and to simplify dealings involving land
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Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia is a private[1] university with locations in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.[2] It is part of the Laureate International Universities network and is Australia's third private university.[3][4] The university was officially launched by former U.S. president Bill Clinton at the Adelaide Festival Centre on 24 July 2014.[5]Contents1 History 2 Campus 3 Programs 4 Vice-chancellors 5 Chancellors 6 MBA Director 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] An application from Laureate Education Asia to found a private university was approved by the Government of South Australia in October 2011.[6] The go-ahead for the new university was given by the South Australian Cabinet following Premier Mike Rann's negotiations in Australia and in Cancun, Mexico, with Laureate Chairman Douglas Becker and Chancellor Dr Michael Mann
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Torrens Transit
Torrens Transit
Torrens Transit
is an Australian bus service operator in Adelaide. It operates services as part of the Adelaide
Adelaide
Metro network under contract to the Government of South Australia
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Torrens (clipper Ship)
Torrens (1875 – 1910) was a clipper designed to carry passengers and cargo between London and Port Adelaide, South Australia. She was the fastest ship to sail on that route, and the last sailing ship on which Joseph Conrad would serve before embarking on his writing career.Contents1 Ship history 2 Passengers 3 Her first 15 years 4 Later years 5 The figurehead 6 Literary connections 7 Epilogue 8 In art and commerce 9 Some other clippers on the England to South Australia run 10 References 11 Further readingShip history[edit] She was built by James Laing of Sunderland,[1] largely to the specifications of Captain Henry Robert Angel (1829 – June 1923). She was jointly owned by Captain H.R. Angel and the Elder Line, but Captain Angel was her principal owner. She was of composite construction (i.e. steel-framed) with teak planking; 222 feet (68 m) long, a beam of 38 feet (12 m) and depth 21.5 feet (6.6 m), registered as 1,276 long tons (1,296 t)
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HMAS Torrens
Two ships and a shore establishment of the Royal Australian Navy
Royal Australian Navy
(RAN) have been named HMAS Torrens, after the River Torrens.HMAS Torrens (D67), a River-class torpedo-boat destroyer commissioned in 1916, decommissioned in 1920, and sunk as a target in 1930 HMAS Torrens (naval base), a naval depot at Port Adelaide, South Australia, operated from 1940 to 1964 HMAS Torrens (DE 53), a River-class destroyer escort commissioned in 1971, decommissioned in 1998, and sunk as a target in 1999Battle honours[edit] Ships named HMAS Torrens are entitled to carry a single battle honour:[1][2]Adriatic 1917–18References[edit]^ "Navy Marks 109th Birthday With Historic Changes To Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011
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Torrens (surname)
Torrens is the surname of:Alba Torrens (born 1989), Spanish basketball player Albert Torrens (born 1976), Australian rugby league footballer Attwood Torrens (1874–1916), English cricketer and soldier Cristina Torrens Valero (born 1974), professional female tennis player from Spain Henry Torrens (1823–1889), British lieutenant general and colonial governor Henry Torrens (British Army officer) (1779–1828), British major general and Adjutant-General to the Forces Hugh Torrens, British historian of geology and paleontology Jackie Torrens, Canadian writer, actor, documentary-maker and journalist James H. Torrens (1874–1952), American congressman and influential Tammany Hall figure Jonathan Torrens (born 1972), Canadian actor and television personality, brother of Jackie Torrens Philip Torrens (born 1960), British actor (a.k.a
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Lake Torrens
Lake Torrens
Lake Torrens
is an ephemeral salt lake in central South Australia.Contents1 Description 2 History 3 Protected area status3.1 South Australian government 3.2 Non-statutory arrangements4 See also 5 ReferencesDescription[edit] Lake Torrens
Lake Torrens
lies between the Arcoona Plateau to the west and the Flinders Ranges
Flinders Ranges
to the east, about 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Port Augusta
Port Augusta
and about 345 kilometres (214 mi) north of the Adelaide city centre. The lake is approximately 30 metres (98 ft) above sea level,[3] with a maximum depth of 1 m.[4] It is located within the boundaries of Lake Torrens
Lake Torrens
National Park.[5] Lake Torrens
Lake Torrens
stretches approximately 250 kilometres (155 mi) in length[1] and 30 kilometres (19 mi) in average width
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Torrens, Australian Capital Territory
Torrens (postcode 2607) is a suburb in the Woden Valley
Woden Valley
district of Canberra, Australia.Torrens shopping centre - Panoramic.Torrens shopping centre.Looking toward Garran and O'Malley, from Mount Taylor in Torrens.It is located along the district's southern edge. The suburb is named after Sir Robert Torrens, a former Premier of South Australia. The suburb was gazetted on 12 May 1966. Streets in Torrens are named after South Australian pioneers.[2] Torrens adjoins the suburbs of Pearce, Mawson and Farrer. It is bounded by Beasley Street to the north, Athllon Drive to the east, and the Canberra
Canberra
Nature Park to the south. To the west the skyline is dominated by the Mount Taylor nature reserve. The suburb contains a small shopping centre, a neighbourhood oval, and Torrens Primary School. Geology[edit] Deakin Volcanics green-grey and purple rhyodacite is under the suburb, but only exposed in the south east quarter
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Torrens Road, Adelaide
Torrens Road
Road
is an arterial road in the northwestern suburbs of Adelaide, Australia.[1] The road travels in a southeast-northwest direction and is parallel with Port Road
Road
for most of its length. It commences at Park Terrace (A21). Travelling northwest, major roads that intersect Torrens Road
Road
include Churchill Road
Road
(A22), South Road (A13), and Regency Road
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Torrens Linear Park
The Torrens Linear Park was completed in 1997 as the first of its kind developed in Australia where it is the largest hills-to-coast park. It began as a flood mitigation scheme along the River Torrens running westward from the Adelaide Hills, through the Adelaide metropolitan area, to the sea
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River Torrens
The River Torrens
River Torrens
/ˈtɒrənz/ is the most significant river of the Adelaide Plains
Adelaide Plains
and was one of the reasons for the siting of the city of Adelaide, capital of South Australia. It flows 85 kilometres (53 mi) from its source in the Adelaide
Adelaide
Hills near Mount Pleasant, across the Adelaide
Adelaide
Plains, past the city centre and empties into Gulf St Vincent
Gulf St Vincent
between Henley Beach South and West Beach. The upper stretches of the river and the reservoirs in its watershed supply a significant part of the city's water supply. The river's long linear parks and a constructed lake in the lower stretch are iconic of the city. At its 1836 discovery an inland bend was chosen as the site of the Adelaide
Adelaide
city centre and North Adelaide
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Torrens
Torrens may refer to: Places[edit] In South Australia[edit]Electoral district of Torrens, a State electoral district Lake Torrens, a salt lake north of Adelaide River Torrens, which runs through the heart of Adelaide Torrens Island, northwest of the Adelaide city centreTorrens Island Conservation Park, a protected area Torrens Island, South Australia, a locality associated with the island of the same nameTorrens Linear Park, from the hills to the coast along the course of the River Torrens Torrens Road, Adelaide Torrens (biogeographic subregion)In the Australia Capital Territory[edit]Torrens, Australian Capital Territory, a suburb of CanberraPeople[edit]Torrens (surname), a list of people Torrens Knight (born 1969), Ulster loyalist and alleged police informerOther[edit]HMAS Torrens, two ships and a shore base of the Royal Australian Navy Torrens (clipper ship) Torrens Transit, a bus company providing public transport i
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